Beira Lake restoration project on target
The Urban Development Authority (UDA) will complete the relocation of
320 families out of the 1,000 families identified to be relocated to
facilitate the Beira Lake restoration project by October this year
providing them houses in Dematagoda, Beira Lake Restoration Project
Manager Renuka Wickramasinghe told the Daily News.
The Beira Lake Restoration Project started last year to construct
1,000 houses in Dematagoda and Mattakkuliya areas to relocate people who
currently live around the Lake.
"We have identified 1,000 families around this area under the
resettlement programs and are planning to relocate them in Dematagoda
and Mattakkuliya under the first and second phases of the Beira Lake
project," Wickramasinghe said.
"In 2004, UDA completed the South West Beira Lake Restoration Project
and it includes areas in Perahera Mawatha, Nawam Mawatha and Sir James
"The Beira Lake restoration is a Treasury funded project and the
total investment of the first phase of the project is Rs. 1,000 million.
The second phase will start in early 2010 and under that we are planning
to construct another 280 houses in the Dematagoda area and finally 400
houses in Mattakkuliya," Wickramasinghe said.
"We are providing these houses at an affordable price. The monthly
rent would be Rs. 1,000 and Rs. 25,000 sinking fund would be charged for
maintenance," she said.